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Ridgewood Office of Special Properties Welcomes Kathleen Lops as Realtor Associate

August 10,2018

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RIDGEWOOD NJ , Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, has welcomed Kathleen Lops to its Ridgewood, NJ office as a Realtor Associate. The addition of this former international sales and marketing expert is part of the agency’s ongoing growth and expansion throughout the region.

Kathleen brings more than 12 years of industry experience to Special Properties, along with a strong commitment to provide all clients with personalized real estate services. Prior to joining Special Properties, Kathleen practiced sales and marketing within the financial industry around the world, including Boston, New York City, and even Sydney, Australia. With both her corporate and real estate experience, along with her new affiliation with Special Properties, Kathleen is able to leverage the strength of Christie’s and Special Properties’ unparalleled marketing resources and superior customer service program to assist clients at all phases of the real estate process.

Kathleen is a passionate community volunteer. She is a member of the Board of the Social Services Association of Ridgewood and can often be found working closely with her children’s school on community outreach projects. She enjoys playing golf, walking her pet collie and cheering on her children during their Ridgewood High School lacrosse games. Kathleen also pays frequent visits to her hometown in Maine, where she relishes in her New England roots.

Kathleen is a graduate of Lafayette College with a degree in psychology, and has lived in Ridgewood for nearly two decades with her husband and children.

About Special Properties Real Estate Services
Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC embraces the history and traditions of its flagship brokerage location in Saddle River, NJ, into an expanded, modern presence in Mahwah, Franklin Lakes, Ridgewood, Hoboken and Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. With a staff of accomplished real estate agents and brokers, its clients across northern New Jersey and southern New York are provided with customized, personalized services, backed by the luxury real estate brand of Christie’s International Real Estate. Special Properties provides local expertise with global connections. For more information, call 201-962-9552 or visit www.specialpropertiesres.com.

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Experienced Real Estate Professional Joins Special Properties Ridgewood, NJ Office as a Realtor Associate

August 1,2018

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Ridgewood NJ,  July 31, 2018 – Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, has welcomed Elaine Van Gorp, a recognized real estate expert, as a Realtor Associate in its Ridgewood, NJ office. Her affiliation with Special Properties is part of the agency’s ongoing expansion throughout northern New Jersey and the region.

Elaine joins Special Properties with an Accredited Buyers Representative designation from the National Association of REALTORS® and more than 10 years of experience in the industry. She prides herself on her knowledge of the region and communities in which she works, and brings her extensive real estate and business experience to her clients, whether they are buying or selling a home. With her real estate experience, local and regional knowledge, enthusiasm and her new affiliation with Special Properties, Elaine is able to leverage the strength of Christie’s and Special Properties’ corporate marketing resources and renowned customer service programs to assist her clients throughout the real estate process.
Prior to her real estate career, Elaine worked in the music industry, first with Island Records and later as a partner in at a small independent record label. Elaine is a graduate of Hunter College and now lives in Glen Rock with her husband, Todd.

About Special Properties Real Estate Services
Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC embraces the history and traditions of its flagship brokerage location in Saddle River, NJ, into an expanded, modern presence in Mahwah, Franklin Lakes, Ridgewood, Hoboken and Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. With a staff of accomplished real estate agents and brokers, its clients across northern New Jersey and southern New York are provided with customized, personalized services, backed by the luxury real estate brand of Christie’s International Real Estate. Special Properties provides local expertise with global connections. For more information, call 201-962-9552 or visit www.specialpropertiesres.com.

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Ridgewood Native Joins Ridgewood, NJ Office of Special Properties as a Realtor® Associate

Bourque, Amy

October 21.2017
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Ridgewood NJ,  Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, has welcomed one of the region’s top real estate agents and Ridgewood native, Amy Bourque, as a Realtor® Associate at its new Ridgewood, NJ office as part of the agency’s ongoing expansion throughout the region.

A resident of the village for more than two decades, Amy Bourque brings a strong network of industry contacts, a deep knowledge of Ridgewood and the greater Bergen area, and a commitment to customer service to Special Properties. She brings a genuine passion for the area and prides herself on her personality, communications skills, and her ability to connect with and understand each client’s unique needs. By coupling Amy’s unique abilities with the Special Properties Christie’s innovative marketing tools, she is able to provide clients with the highest levels of real estate counsel and service.

Amy, a graduate of the University of Delaware, moved to New York City to pursue her passion and first career – music. During her early post-collegiate years, she worked in the fast-paced financial arena on the trading floor at UBS Securities during the day, and performed in a downtown band, the Big Cats, in the evening. After getting married and starting a family, Amy returned to her suburban Ridgewood roots.

Amy still puts aside some time for the stage and is actively involved with the Ridgewood music scene, performing with locally based musicians at fundraising events and functions. She also sits on the Village’s Central Business District Advisory Committee. As an alumna of the Ridgewood public schools, Amy is active with the school system that educated her and her three children. In her downtime, she also enjoys cheering on local athletic teams and supporting Ridgewood’s high school athletic programs.

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Successful Designer Turned Realtor Joins Ridgewood, NJ Office of Special Properties as a Realtor® Associate

Aerin Kwait-Taubin

September 20,2017
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Ridgewood  NJ , Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, has welcomed Aerin Kwait-Taubin, a Bergen County native and successful real estate agent, to its Ridgewood, NJ office as part of the agency’s ongoing expansion throughout the region.

Aerin is a true professional with a passion for real estate and finding the perfect match between buyer and seller. Her expertise in sales and marketing stems from 17 years of launching, growing and subsequently selling her namesake swimwear brand, Aerin Rose. All original design and brand direction continued under her supervision thru 2016, when she transferred her business acumen to local real estate in Ridgewood.

Aerin brings a fresh perspective to home staging and home search needs for clients, in addition to her experience in interior design and home renovation. She prides herself on being able to translate client wishes and desires into positive results, while working within the client’s specific financial parameters.

This Bergen County native has a special fondness for the town of Ridgewood, where she has lived with her family for 13 years. Aerin is a cum laude graduate of The University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing. After college, she produced television programming for syndicated shows like CNN Showbiz, Sally Jessy Raphael, The People’s Court, Maury Povich and Metro Channels’ Full Frontal Fashion Shows.